"The Atlanta Riot of 1906 was a tragedy fueled by misinformation and political ambition, but it ultimately led to the first steps of interracial cooperation that characterized progressive Atlanta for the next hundred years. . . . Perhaps if more Americans read Rage in the Gate City—the story of this important but often overlooked chapter in Atlanta's history—it might save our nation from the painful repetition of these acts of hatred and violence."
—John Lewis, U. S. Congressman
Rage in the Gate City focuses on the events of August and September 1906, offering readers a tightly woven narrative account of those eventful days. Fast-paced and vividly detailed, it brings history to life. As June Dobbs Butts writes in her foreword, "For too long, this chapter of Atlanta's history was covered up, or was explained away. . . . Rebecca Burns casts the bright light of truth upon those events."
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